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Recap: Black Disability Politics, Book Talk with Dr. Sami Schalk

Cover image of Black Disability Politics by Sami Schalk
Articulating and Enacting Black Disability Politics in the National Black Women’s Health Project

On April 13, 2023, Dr. Schalk provided a brief history of the National Black Women’s Health Project and how the organization articulated and enacted Black disability politics within their Black feminist health activism. This talk is excerpted from the book Black Disability Politics, which explores Black activist and cultural worker engagement with disability as a political and social issue.

Open Access copy of Black Disability Politics by Sami Schalk

Open Access copy of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction by Sami Schalk

Dr. Sami Schalk is an associate professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on race, disability and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined (Duke 2018) and Black Disability Politics (Duke UP 2022). Schalk is also a fat Black queer disabled femme, public intellectual and pleasure activist.